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Freddie Roach wants a slower Terence Crawford for Manny Pacquiao, unaware of Jeff Horn match

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Manny Pacquiao, Adrien Broner
Manny Pacquiao, Adrien Broner

Manny Pacquiao has no problem fighting anyone. But being a professional prizefighter he prefers to leave things up to his promoter Bob Arum to fix up matches for him.

Bob Arum plans on letting his ward fight outside the States in the next 6 months. Manny Pacquiao may fight the little known Jeff Horn in Australia, and face Terence Crawford next.

“To get a fight with Pacquiao would be a dream come true, especially if it was at Suncorp. A couple of years ago it would have been like a dream just to meet Pacquiao but now to get a chance to take his world title is amazing. Things have certainly moved quickly for me in the last couple of days,” Jeff Horn said in a report by PhilStar.

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Jeff Horn feels he could fare better than Vargas against Manny Pacquiao by alternating his attacks and surprise him with angles.

“I watched Pacquiao’s fight with Vargas and I thought Pacquiao easily outboxed him. Vargas is a very basic fighter. He’s tough but he doesn’t do anything special,” Jeff Horn added.

Terence Crawford vs. Manny Pacquiao

As far as coach Freddie Roach is concerned, the only fight he’s preparing for the Pac-man is against Terence Crawford. In fact, he’s never heard of Jeff Horn and fighting in Australia.

“The last time I talked to Arum he called me up and he told me that Terence Crawford is the guy we’re trying to make and so forth. And he said ‘You’re gonna have to fight him sooner or later. You might be better off fighting him now…” Freddie Roach said in a report by BoxingScene.

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Manny Pacquiao was rumored to face Terence Crawford after he beat Postol, and many feel he’ll be too quick for an aging Manny. Pacquiao fought Vargas instead.

“If we do have to fight him we’ll fight him at 47 (welterweight). Bring him up in weight, maybe slow him down a little bit.’ I know he does have a little bit of trouble making 40, but I think he’ll be maybe not as quick and as good a fighter at 47,” Freddie Roach added.

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